The Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and Humanities at Bard College offers a marriage of non-partisan politics and the humanities. It serves as an intellectual incubator for engaged thinking and public discussion that is the bedrock of our democracy. In the spirit of Hannah Arendt, the Center's mission is to encourage people, in Arendt's words, "to think what we are doing."
Courage To Be: Lecture and Dinner Series
The HAC welcomes Keith Haring Fellow in Art and Activism, Jeanne van Heeswijk, on Monday, April 27th. Click below for more details.
Translating the Holocaust: H.G. Adler As Writer and ScholarKeynote by Jeremy Adler, panel discussions, and remarks by special guest Bill T. Jones on Analogy/Dora: Tramontane. May 4th, 2015 at 4pm in Bard Hall. Free and Open to the Public
Privacy; Why Does It Matter?The Hannah Arendt Center presents the eighth annual conference titled "Privacy: Why Does it Matter?"
Save the date: October 15-16, 2015
More details coming soon!
Save The Date!
Our annual fall conference titled "Privacy: Why Does it Matter?" will take place on October 15-16, 2015!
Quote of the Week
“The danger is that a global, universally interrelated civilization may produce barbarians from its own midst by forcing millions of people into conditions which, despite all appearances, are the conditions of savages.”
-- Hannah Arendt, The Origins of Totalitarianism
- Property and Freedom: Is Access to Legal Title and Assets the Path to Overcoming Poverty and Promoting Freedom in South Africa?, April 6, 2015
- "The Unmaking of Americans: Are There Still American Values Worth Fighting For?", October 9, 2014
- "What Europe? Ideals to Fight for Today", March 27, 2014 – March 28, 2014